Summary: Analysis of Tibetan Buddhism and its relationship to the environment
Layne is pursuing her doctorate research degree in the area of Tibetan Buddhism. Her current research focuses on the relationship of Tibetan Buddhism to the environment.
Part of her studies will also examine the close relationship of Buddhist practices to the effectiveness of research on the same tradition. In addition, she studies both colloquial and classical Tibetan language. They are an indispensible part of her investigations of the oral history of the Pemakö and translation of terma texts not yet rendered into Western languages.
Areas of research interest:
Buddhism’s relationship to the natural environment
Hidden lands i.e. bäyul in Tibetan Buddhism
The Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhist practices for effective research
Terma and predictions concerning the future of the natural environment
Buddhist Forest Tradition
Development of the Mahayana and the Bodhisattva Ideal
Phowa and the transference of consciousness at the time of death
Water Border Disputes
Key Texts - The Dhammacakkapavattana
Religion in Modern Britain
Tibetan Buddhism - Tantra and Karma